Medicine - Public Health in Roman Britain


Roman Britain saw the introduction of ideas that would help to improve public health

Cleanliness was linked to health

  • Even though they didn't understand why, Romans realised that cleanliness was linked to good health.
  •  - as such, they built their towns in areas away from swamps and marshes
  •  - they tried to keep streets clean - though most towns had open drains

Public baths

  • Most towns had public baths that people visited every day to socialise and exercise
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